About the GTMUN 2017 High School Conference


The Georgia Tech Model UN High School Conference is a two day conference for high school students that takes place on Georgia Tech’s campus, located in the heart of Atlanta. Established in 1998, GTMUN has strived to provide delegates with unique insight and perspectives into the most complex and pressing global issues faced by world leaders. GTMUN prides itself as being a venue in which the brightest minds in the region come together to learn the significance of diplomacy, to gain new perspectives on global issues, and to gain a meaningful understanding of teamwork, leadership, and collaboration.

The conference has grown in size over the years and now attracts schools from the entire Southeast and beyond. Run by Georgia Tech students from a variety of majors, GTMUN offers a range of committees and issues for high school students to enjoy. Our Model United Nations simulation places delegates at the forefront of global issues and allows delegates to develop a profound understanding of the UN. Through negotiation, compromise, and shrewd manufacturing, students learn the process and challenges of diplomacy. GTMUN fosters these challenges by ensuring delegates accurately represent their countries and balance national interests with those of the international community.

The 2017 GTMUN High School Conference will take place on October 9-10. Registration information is now available.

GTMUN 2017 Secretariat


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Secretary-General

Zara Albright

Zara is a second-year studying International Affairs and Spanish, and she has been involved with Model United Nations for six years. She served as the Director of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development at GTMUN 2015 and as the Undersecretary General for Policy at GTMUN 2016. Outside of Model UN, Zara serves on Student Advisory Boards for the Ivan Allen College and the School of Modern Languages. Having competed at previous GTMUN conferences as a delegate during high school, Zara looks forward to helping provide an educational and exciting conference experience for all delegates this year. To contact Zara with any questions regarding the GTMUN 2017 conference, please email secgen@gtmun.gatech.edu.


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USG Crisis

Aarti Mathur

Aarti is a second-year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Student at Georgia Tech, with a passion for International Affairs. She participated in Model UN all throughout high school, and joined Georgia Tech's model UN team this year. Outside of Model UN, Aarti is a member of GT Ramblin' Raas, a Nationally Competitive Dance team, as well as a member of the Energy Club and Logistics Chair of the Energy Expo. As USG of Crisis, Aarti oversees everything related to the crisis rooms, and is excited to create new and unique challenges for the delegates.


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USG Administration

Kaley Hecht

Kaley is a second-year studying International Affairs and Business Administration with a minor in Spanish. Kaley joined Model UN last year and served on the logistics team for GTMUN2016. Outside of Model UN, she is an active member of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and the Women’s Recruitment Team. Kaley is looking forward to GTMUN2017 and her first year on the Secretariat. She hopes to provide a fun and positive learning experience for all delegates.


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Alex Flack

Alex Flack is a first year GT student studying International affairs and modern language. He enjoys concerts, hiking, and playing soccer and will never pass up opportunities to try new foods or experience cultures he might be unfamiliar with. Alex grew up in Atlanta but enjoys traveling to other countries to understand perspectives from all over the world. Alex has been active in Model United Nations for about 5 years, including the four years he attended the international studies magnet program at North Cobb High School. This year Alex will be part of the secretariat team as USG Policy and he's excited to help make this conference the best yet! Alex is looking to continue to stay in the MUN program at GT to better his public speaking abilities, diplomacy skills, and continue to grow the great friendships he's made so far. Outside of MUN, Alex is pursuing the International plan looking to gain proficiency in Arabic, he is active in RHA leading his hall council as president in the Hefner-Armstrong dorms, and he's involved in the music scene on Tech’s campus by helping with booking bands for Under the Couch.


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USG Logistics

Gabby Oliverio

Gabby is a third year Economics and International Affairs major with a minor in German and is also pursuing a certificate in Finance. This is her third year in Model UN and her second year as USG of Logistics for GTMUN. Outside of Model UN, Gabby serves on the Ivan Allen Student Advisory Board and is also on the Executive Board for the International Affairs Student Organization. She is looking forward to another great GTMUN conference and hopes that all the delegates have a wonderful experience taking part in sophisticated and engaging debate.